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Measurer's contact details (for measurer ID NO=1)

Grade 1. Qualified to measure all events including National Championships.

Measurement Area:
Oxon + adjacent counties. But not in winter conditions.
Measures for both ARC & UKA races

The most recent courses measured by Michael Sandford in the South are:

certno course_name distance datemeasured
2021133  testing website  0km  2021-06-10 
2021106  MK Stadium Willen Caldecott Half M  13m 193  2021-05-11 
2019447  Maidenhead Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2019-08-18 
2019099  Motavation Series - Charlton  5.1968 miles  2019-02-13 
2018588  Wargrave 5 mile  5 miles  2018-11-14 
2018344  White Horse Half Marathon  13 miles 192.5y  2018-07-08 
2018264  Farmoor Reservoir 5 mile  5 miles  2018-05-18 
2018232  Thame 10k  10 km  2018-05-06 
2018226  Motavation Series-Bletchingdon  4 miles 451yds  2018-05-04 
2018161  Woodley 10k  10 km  2018-04-03 
2018091  Reading Half Marathon  21.0975km  2018-02-26 
2017410  Oxford Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2017-09-02 
2017152  Buckingham Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2017-04-09 
2016380  Oxford Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2016-09-11 
2016287  Waddesdon Manor 5k Hill Road Race  5 km  2016-07-11 
2016140  Milton Keynes Rocket 5k  5 km  2016-03-18 
2016139  Milton Keynes Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2016-03-18 
2016138  Milton Keynes Marathon  26m 385y  2016-03-18 
2015376  Oxford Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2015-09-20 
2015277  Willen Lake 5k  5 km  2015-06-24 

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  1. Select a safe course and measure it as accurately as you can. (Use an OS 1:25000 map, a bike, a GPS, or, worst, a car)
  2. Prepare a course map
  3. Notify the police and follow any safety recommendations
  4. Only after 1, 2 &3 are you ready to contact an accredited measurer and make an appointment for an accurate measurement. The measurer will make a charge (see guidelines) and you should ask for an estimate.
  5. Supply the measurer with the following:
  6. On the agreed day meet the measurer and show him the course. It is usually best to accompany him on a bike. But a car may also be suitable. On busy roads the measurer may need someone behind him to 'protect' him from the traffic as he concentrates on an accurate measurement. Busy courses may need to be measured at a quiet time, e.g. early on Sunday morning. You may find it worthwhile to consult the Safety Code for Course Measurement so that you have an appreciation of the procedures the course measurer uses to make the measurement safe. The course measurer will seek your help to ensure his safety while riding, and he might not be able to complete the measurement at a single visit if he discovers hazrds which he has not planned for.
  7. After the measurement the measurer writes a report and sends copies to the race organiser and to the area measurement secretary, who issues the Certificate of Course Accuracy. Without a valid certificate or a renewal for subsequent races, any permit issued for a race advertising a specific distance would be invalid.